Aug 30, 2011

Cognoscenti Coffee - Los Angeles

So I was at Chinatown Summer Nights last Saturday. I was also checking twitter and I saw couple of my friends mentioned about Cognoscenti Coffee here, at Chinatown Summer Nights. Well, I've heard so much about Cognoscenti coffee and I just had to try it.

They were using coffee from
Handsome coffee roaster company.

This is the coffee they were using.

beautiful Cappuccino $3.50

Cognoscenti Coffee
3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles,CA 90039

(323) 319-6459

Tue-Sun 8 am - 4 pm

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Aug 24, 2011

Demitasse - Little Tokyo

Yes, finally opened a week ago. I came here for soft opening and opening day. It's really nice to see a cafe like Demitasse in Little Tokyo. They use Equator's coffee. They carry yummy pastries ($3-$3.5) from Farmshop, and chocolate from Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood. They do have iced coffee or tea, but don't have blended drinks.

Free 2 hours internet (internet code on your receipt)




yummy baked goods from Farmshop

Cappuccino $3.25

Peach blackberry danish $3.50

so good.


Macarons and cakes

cookies $2

Cardamom caramel macchiato cookie
Normally each cookie is $2, but it was opening day, and I got it for free with my drink purchase.

Macchiato $3

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Service: 4.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes
135 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 545-1047

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Aug 23, 2011

buttercelli Organic Bakeshop - Sherman Oaks

Little pretty bake shop in Sherman Oaks.
I wanted to try their popular "homemade poptarts", but it was sold out. Most baked goods are $3-$4. Use Yelp check-in for discount offer.

Yummy baked goods

Apple pie cupcake

Citrus scone, chocolate donut muffin, and a free sample of cinnamon roll

Rating: 4 / 5
Service: 5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Buttercelli Organic Bakeshop
13722 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 387-8538

Tue-Fri 9 am - 6 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am - 6 pm

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Aug 21, 2011

Ramen Jinya - Studio City

I've been wanting to come here since they opened.
I wanted to order Shio tonkotsu ramen, but I saw August special menu and I couldn't refuse "limited time only" special menu.

I ordered Duck ramen $11 from August special menu, and my friend ordered Shio tonkotsu ramen $9.55 with karaage and salad combo $3.95 + extra brown egg $1. We also ordered gyoza $4.95. I tasted both broth and the flavor was totally different. My duck ramen soup was sweet and I loved it. Shio tonkotsu ramen soup was more salty and strong flavor.


August special menu 2011


Gyoza $4.95

crispy chicken (karaage)
Crispy chicken was crispy and delicious.

Shio tonkotsu ramen (20 servings a day) $8.55
Pork broth; pork chashu, spinach, bamboo, green onion,fried onion

Duck ramen $11
Bonito and soy sauce broth; 2 slices of duck meat, thin fried tofu, mizuna leaves

duck meat was little fatty and slightly gamey (yes, I know, it's duck, of course it's fatty and gamey). But broth had a sweet flavor and it goes well with mizuna and ramen. I'm satisfied.

Added brown hard boiled egg

Rating: 4.3 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Ramen Jinya
11239 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 980-3977

Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 12 am

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